” I used to love reading as a kid. Tinkle and Amar Chitra Kathas were my favourite.”
– Arti Metroreader
After a long hiccup I am back with chat and coffee, my guest blog post, where we talk about the person, her passion, her dreams and her journey. Today we have with us the ace book reviewer, Arti Metroreader. She blog anonymously yet is winner of many hearts who follow her book reviews.
Please tell us about yourself ?
Hi! I’m Arti and I am based in Delhi. I am a qualified doctor and love reading.
How did you go on to become an ace reviewer besides your profession?
A- It occurred to me that there are books which, if I read reviews of, I may not even have bought let alone read. So I thought that as a reader, if I can review the books I read, write the review and post it on my blog, it would benefit those who are interested in the genres I read and could pick the books they want. So I started blogging in February 2013. I have posted reviews of over 1000 books on my blog of various genres such as contemporary fiction, memoirs, romance, chick lit, even mills and boon, Indian authors, short stories, etc.
- Tell us how books made their way into your life?
I used to love reading as a kid. Tinkle and Amar Chitra Kathas were my favourite. My father was posted at places where there was not much to do in the evenings and the days were small, so my sister and i would go to the library and borrow books. Even when my parents went to watch a movie, they would get us ACKs or other books on return.
During the summer vacations, on our train journeys to Delhi, we would carry books and even buy from A. H. Wheeler at the railway station. And at my grandparents home, our cousins would take us to their library. Being the youngest of all cousins on both sides of the family, we inherited books from our older cousins.
So you can say, I actually grew up reading.
Tell us about your journey as a book reviewer and blogger?
A- With studies, my book reading lagged behind and I started reading smaller books and magazines.
Then marriage and kids, so the books took a backseat.
And then one day, my student and now my friend gave me this idea of writing reviews of the books I had read. And thus started my journey as a book reviewer and blogger.
You have a very unique name for your blog?
Metroreader because i read mostly on the way to work and back in the Metro.
What kind of books you love to read?
I love happy endings.
Which books has remained with you forever?
My favourite fairy tale is The Princess and the pea. And Pride and Prejudice is one of my favourite books.
You have read many books so far. Who is your favourite author?
I have read many authors but have now started liking Indie authors. Maybe it is age catching up.
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